Posted: 6/24/2019 6:06 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess produced mixed results during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, according to beat writer Kevin Bowen, although head coach Frank Reich said he was 'very encouraged' by what he saw during spring practices. 'We knew right away, you could tell day one that he was smart. (He was) not going to have a problem grasping the system,' Reich said. 'Then it's just a question of getting used to the way we do things, the way we teach things and then our schemes. I just thought he showed a very high aptitude for that.'
Huddle Up: To be fair, Funchess is learning a new system and getting acclimated to a new team, and he didn't have the luxury of working with Andrew Luck, who was held out of the offseason program. Funchess struggled with Jacoby Brissett, but he won't be working with him unless disaster strikes. Based on his struggles in 2018, Funch is only worth a late-round roster spot, but he could very well emerge as the No. 2 in Indy, and a decent WR4 or flex fantasy option sooner rather than later.
Posted: 6/17/2019 5:06 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess struggled to establish a consistent rapport with QB Jacoby Brissett during organized team activities (OTAs), as starting QB Andrew Luck was held out. Head coach Frank Reich still praised the aptitude and route running of Funchess.
Huddle Up: Funchess had a high drop rate in Carolina last season, and it appears he is off to a slow start in his new home. He is expected to fulfill the No. 2 receiver spot filled by Ryan Grant and Dontrelle Inman last season, so there is a possibility he re-emerges as a decent fantasy option working with Andrew Luck, but wait to see how he does in the preseason.
Posted: 5/26/2019 1:05 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess knows how to run a lot of QB Andrew Luck's favorite routes, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Huddle Up: Funchess never seemed to to put it all together in Carolina, but if he can establish himself as the No. 2 option across from T.Y. Hilton, WR3 production isn't out of the question.
Posted: 3/29/2019 1:03 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess was a player that head coach Frank Reich pushed the front office to pursue in free agency. 'I'm so excited about Devin,' Reich said. 'I mean, when I watch his tape, what I see is a big man who is really athletic.'
Huddle Up: Funchess is coming off a down year, but he will be given every opportunity to become the No. 2 option in the passing attack. Consider him a WR4 with upside.
Posted: 3/11/2019 11:03 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess plans to sign a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts worth as much as $13 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Colts have been looking for a No. 2 receiver, so Funchess could take over that role next season. He is coming off a disappointing season where he posted only 549 yards and four touchdowns. Funchess could be a possible late-round option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/02/2019 5:03 am UTC
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess is referring to himself as a 'former Carolina Panther' and 'now looking for a new team.' After an unproductive season the team is not expected to re-sign him.
Huddle Up: Funchess racked up 63 grabs for 840 yards and a career-best eight scores in 2017, but he tumbled back to mediocrity with just 44 catches, 549 yards, four touchdowns and a career-low 12.5 yards per grab last season over 14 outings. He might land a new job, but he has a long way to go to prove himself to fantasy owners again.
Posted: 2/08/2019 2:02 am UTC
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess could be an option for the Baltimore Ravens because his size would allow him to be an effective blocker when QB Lamar Jackson scrambles, according to Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com.
Huddle Up: Funchess would also be a big target for Jackson in the passing game, but after seeing the run-heavy approach the Ravens adopted with Jackson as the starter, it is hard to see any Baltimore receiver being a great fantasy option in 2019.
Posted: 1/19/2019 7:01 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess likely will not re-sign with the Panthers this offseason because of WR D.J. Moore's performance during the second half of the season.
Huddle Up: Funchess probably will receive interest from some teams if he hits the free-agent market, but it is not known if he can find a starting job. He can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his role.
Posted: 12/27/2018 5:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess, a pending free agent, won't be back with the team in 2019.
Huddle Up: With the Panthers turning toward young wideouts D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, Funchess' numbers (44 receptions-549 yards-4 TDs) were down markedly from 2017 (63-840-8). Still, expect a WR-needy team to throw some decent dollars at the 6-4, 225-pound wideout this offseason.
Posted: 12/18/2018 3:12 am UTC
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess went without a reception and he was targeted just once in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Funchess started out all right, at least for PPR owners this season, posting three or more grabs in his first 10 outings. However, he has four targets and no offensive statistics over the past two contests. Avoid him in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 16.